#PrimarkMeets: Grumpy Cat!
Yesterday afternoon we approached a velvet bed in the centre of our press office. Perched on the miniature cushion throne was a world-famous cat with twinkly blue eyes and a frowning mouth. She smiled (ish) as we headed over to spark up conversation and greeted us with a friendly meow. We were meeting Tardar Sauce aka Grumpy Cat, along with oodles of fans ready and waiting for their Snapchat selfies, and . Grumpy Cat offered up flowing conversation (sort of) via the medium of meows, so take a read at what went down when we caught up the grumpiest of cats on her first ‘British Invasion’.
Grumpy! It's so great to finally meet you, we feel like we've known you forever (well since your first viral image hit the web in 2012). Are you excited to be in London?
We'll take that as a yes! We think our London press office is looking amazing, what do you think?
Glad you love it! Are you a Primark shopper?
My human friend Tabatha [Grumpy’s lovely owner] is. She’s far too excited to go shopping after I’m finished being fabulous and famous here today, she loves the London style and thinks the range here today is ‘awesome’. I don’t particularly enjoy shopping…. or anything.
Maybe we can persuade you with some of our amazing new Grumpy Cat range, hitting stores as we speak! Are you a fan of the collection? What’s your favourite pick – the bedding, the nightwear, the stationery?
I enjoy seeing my face on everything. Why is there no cat bed?
Erm… You’re sort of an internet icon these days Grumpy, who should we be following online?
Touché. We’re serving up unbelievable Freakshakes today, courtesy of Molly Bakes, in your honour – we know how much cats love their milk! Will you be trying one?
These things? No. My body is temple.
Don't worry, we'll take yours. How are you finding the UK so far?
Average. I'm having Afternoon Tea with Elizabeth-someone at 2pm. I need to find my way to Buckingham Palace, Has someone booked my car yet?
Wow, you've really hit the big time - it must be such a great feeling to be loved so much across the world!
[Grumpy Cat meows and is moved to the human bed, she asks if it's Memory Foam - it's not].
Are you comfortable?
Why are you smiling so much?
You really are so photogenic Grumps. Can we call you Grumps?
...Are you excited to be the star of our Snapchat story today?
Yes, thrilled. You have used the airbrush filter right?
Obviously, your selfie game is strong Grumpy. Well, it's been a pleasure. We really appreciate you taking time out of posing with Primark pals and being generally famous to speak to us. Can you tell us one thing you're looking forward to in the rest of the year?
We know the feeling! Before we leave, we have to ask - why are you so Grumpy?
What? Me? I haven't stopped smiling all day.
And with that our convo came to a close! It was a real pleasure meeting the cat behind the pics, she's even cuter in real life! Because we know you'll take your Grumpy Cat fandom as seriously as us, we know you'll be interested in following all the action! We celebrated a week of Grumpy Cat across our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels, so take a look at all the not-so-miserable action - and remember, follow us at @primarksnap for behind the scenes action of our press events! We're off for a Freakshake and some cat nip, 'til next time Grumpy gang!